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I have been tasked with going through a client’s file shares and looking for file types with a specific extension.  I did this easily using the dir command.

I am now being asked to create a similar listing, but for items in ZIP files.  I am hoping to do something similar to the dir command with the /b switch.

I found the article below.  My only concern with it is the format of the output.  It will require a bit of work to make it similar to the dir command the /b switch.

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/9356/7-zip-how-to-list-contents-of-a-folder-and-subfolder-of-zip-files-without-extracting-win-xpvista7-and-command-line/

I wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions on how to accomplish this task?
Thanks in advance.
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by:Brad Groux
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This gentleman seems to have written a PowerShell script to do it - http://damashiuchi.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/get-child-items-in-a-zip-file-recursively-using-windows-powershell/

You can also use PowerShell for sorting and dumping files names to CSV or Text as needed as well.
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by:Sir Learnalot
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cd to the directory where you would like to list the files and run the following command:

dir /b *.zip
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Two things you can look at using - In Windows, look at the File Server Resource Manager - great tool for reporting on File Server usage and statistics.  Can generate reports too.

Or, you can run the command where X: is the drive you want to check:

DIR /S /B *.ZIP X:\ > X:\ZIPFiles.txt

The above command will search the ENTIRE DISK for ZIP files and report the full path (BUT NOT THEIR SIZE!) and save that information to a file in the root of the specified drive.

If you just want a sub folder, such as the "Users" sub folder, use:
DIR /S /B *.ZIP X:\Users > X:\Users\ZIPFiles.txt

Again, replace "X" with the drive letter you want.
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by:Justin Yeung
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powershell =P
Get-ChildItem -path c:\ -Recurse | ? {$_.extension -eq ".zip"}

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After some research, I found the following namespace in .net4.5 that was able to accomplish what I needed: System.IO.Compression;
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Please close the issue by marking a solution. Have a great day
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This ended up being the best solution for me.
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